SOCCER: Conference play continues as BYU (5-8-4 and 1-0-2 in MWC) faces Wyoming (7-5-4 and 1-2-0) today at 3 p.m. in Laramie. The Cougars play New Mexico (5-8-0 and 1-2-0) Saturdayat 11 a.m. in Albuquerque.
The Cougars are led offensively by junior forward Jaime Rendich with seven goals and 16 points on the season. Defensively, BYU is anchored by its freshman goalkeeper Erika Woodbury, who has posted a 1.06 goals-against average, and sophomore defender Claire Thomas. The duo have been major contributors in six shutouts this season.
CROSS COUNTRY: BYU senior Laura Turner has been selected as the Mountain West Conference cross country athlete of the week. Turner, from Clifton, Va., crossed the finish line fourth overall (out of 252 runners) in the women's portion of the Blue Team Race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals. Her MWC season-best time of 20:30.7 in the 6K paced the 12th-ranked Cougars to a fifth-place team finish.
VOLLEYBALL: Weber State got it's second straight win Tuesday night, knocking off in-state rival Utah Valley State 3-2 at the Dee Events Center. It is the first two-match winning streak of the season for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats beat Utah Valley 30-22, 30-20, 30-32, 29-31 and 15-10. The
loss drops the Wolverines to 8-9. The Wildcats improve to 4-18 on the season and have some momentum heading back to Big Sky action this weekend.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Utah State's men's basketball team will hold its annual Hoops Fest on Friday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Last year, USU went 25-4 on the season, was ranked in the top-25 for the first time since 1978, and advanced to postseason play for the fifth straight year.
During Hoops Fest, the men's team will conduct two 10-minute scrimmages. After the final scrimmage, the men's team will be available for autographs. Admission is free and doors open at 6:15 p.m.
CROSS COUNTRY: Utah State's Trevor Ball was named the Big West Cross Country Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Pre-Nationals meet this past weekend. Ball, a junior from Hyrum, finished 22nd at the meet which featured eight nationally-ranked teams. Ball covered the 8,000-meter course in 24:27, just 33 seconds out of first place. The Aggie men placed 14th as a team. They will continue their season at the Big West Championship in Riverside, Calif., on Oct. 30.
TENNIS: The University of Utah women's tennis team completed the first day of the ITA Regional Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
Sophomore Whitney Eber was successful in the qualifying rounds and advanced to the singles main draw. Eber defeated Carolina Ardilla of Southwest Missouri State in the first round (6-1, 6-3). She went on to oust Brianna Williamson of BYU in the second round (6-3, 6-3). Eber will join teammate Liz Ferris in the singles main draw being played today.